Fort Collins, Colorado, USA, 7 May 2015 – CartoPac International (www.cartopac.com) and EDM International (www.edmlink.com) announced the implementation of a new Transmission Line inspection solution based on the CartoPac Software platform for the Western Area Power Administration (Western)
Western sought quotes for a Commercial-Off-the-Shelf (COTS) Utilities Inspection Software Application that would provide a more efficient, integrated process and technology for improving Western’s transmission line inspection practices/process. Teaming with EDM, CartoPac was awarded the contract to deploy the CartoPac software platform, configure the COTS solution to meet specific needs for Western, and provide training to field personnel for use of the new system.
With the COTS solution, Western now has a fully integrated application within their Esri GIS system, leveraging Windows OS field computers for field inspection of transmission lines. The CartoPac solution provides Western linemen with complete, streamlined access to data needed in the field. Using ruggedized laptop computers, field personnel have access to a complete suite of tools, including GIS maps and digital inspection forms to perform the required inspection tasks in the field. CartoPac provides a streamlined process for data transfer in and out of the system, and provides a standardized, centralized application across all of Western. In addition, the new solution provides tools for GIS, foremen, and other key stakeholders to review, validate, and report on critical information.
Through the partnership established with EDM, CartoPac and EDM were able to provide a proven enterprise mobile technology, combined with expertise and experience in the electric transmission inspection and maintenance arena. EDM provided configuration and training of the solution using experienced subject matter experts, trained in configuration of CartoPac technology, with knowledge and experience in transmission line inspection and maintenance. The combination of the existing COTS CartoPac platform and EDM’s experienced personnel has created an electric industry offering with a highly flexible software platform and industry proven workflows.
About CartoPac International, Inc.
CartoPac® International is an enterprise field data collection and asset management software and services company, based in Fort Collins, Colorado, which uses its GIS mobile expertise to meet the needs of companies and governments worldwide. Using CartoPac solutions, GIS field asset data can be collected, managed, and rapidly shared across the enterprise, automating processes, improving data quality and enabling key enterprise spatial asset based decisions. Visit www.cartopac.com.
About EDM International, Inc.
EDM International, Inc. is an engineering, science, and technology company specializing in helping utilities overcome their electric transmission and distribution, and communication line asset management challenges. Since its incorporation in 1982, EDM has established itself as a frontrunner in managing T&D line assets by developing and implementing industry leading inspection and maintenance practices and technologies to maintain safety, reliability and regulatory compliance, and extend their useful service life. EDM is an employee-owned, Fort Collins, Colorado-based company. Visit www.edmlink.com.